I’m un­moved by re­moval plot, de­clares os hi om hole

The Punch - - FRONT PAGE - Sola Shittu, Benin

The Na­tional Chair­man of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress, Adams Osh­iom­hole, on Tues­day said he was not both­ered by the al­leged plot to re­move him from of­fice.

Osh­iom­hole, who is fac­ing the threat of re­moval by some state gover­nors, said he re­mained com­mit­ted to plans that would move the APC to greater heights.

he spoke while ad­dress­ing scores of party faith­ful in Iyamho, his home town.

Osh­iom­hole, urged his sup­port­ers to re­main fo­cused and con­tinue to sup­port the Pres­i­dent, Ma­jor Gen­eral Muham­madu Buhari (retd).

He said there were facts of his­tory which no­body could change con­cern­ing his reign as the na­tional chair­man of the APC.

He said, “I be­came chair­man pre­cisely on the 24th of June, 2018. We won the first elec­tion in Ek­iti State.

“By the spe­cial grace of God, we also won the next elec­tion which was the Osun State’s gov­er­nor­ship elec­tion.

“The next elec­tion was the Pres­i­den­tial and Na­tional As­sem­bly elec­tions, and by the spe­cial grace of God, we won the pres­i­dency and our Pres­i­dent was re-elected for the sec­ond term.

“We also won more seats in the Se­nate and we won more seats in the house of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

“Un­like in 2015, we man­aged our vic­tory more cre­atively, smartly and we con­ducted peace­ful se­cret ballot and our party won all the prin­ci­pal of­fi­cers that were there to be con­tested.

“We went to Kogi State and we won. We then went deeper to the South-south, Bayelsa State, the heart of the Ijaw na­tion.

“We fielded a can­di­date; a hum­ble man from a very hum­ble be­gin­ning and as we can see, we have Bayelsa State.

“By Fe­bru­ary, he will be sworn in and the num­ber of the APC gover­nors will in­crease.

“So, I am proud to say that under my chair­man­ship, we won one state in the South-south.

It is not just an­other state, it is a very spe­cial state, the state that pro­duced the im­me­di­ate past pres­i­dent.

“I have no en­e­mies; I have broth­ers and I have sis­ters. Some may be happy with me to­day some may not be happy with me to­mor­row but that is al­right.

“We have qual­ity minds be­cause the gov­er­nance of our coun­try and the qual­ity of pol­i­tics must re­flect the qual­ity of the peo­ple who are in it.

“So, we are not just cel­e­brat­ing good peo­ple to­day, we are cel­e­brat­ing qual­ity re-union with my broth­ers and my sis­ters.”

•Osh­iom­hole

Photo: Sokoto State Gov­ern­ment

•L-R: Min­is­ter of Po­lice Af­fairs, Abubakar Dingyadi; Gov­er­nor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tam­buwal; and a for­mer Min­is­ter of Youth Af­fairs, Inuwa Ab­dulka­dir, dur­ing the funeral of a state leg­is­la­tor, Isah Harisu, in Sokoto …on Mon­day.

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